Whether your kids have just moved out of the house for the first time, or you are simply trying to revitalize your home, there is plenty to do with your extra rooms. There are plenty of things that you can do to make the most out of your extra space, and here are a few recommendations to guide you through what to do with a spare room:
What to Do With a Spare Room: Make a Home Office
Whether you work from home or not, there’s plenty of use for a designated office at home. Use this room for a beautiful desk, filing cabinet, and bookcase that you don’t have room for elsewhere, and you can stop using the kitchen table to use your computer, stack up the mail, and keep important documents. Having a designated spot where all these important items belong will be a lifesaver. It will also make it much easier to sit down to pay bills, plan for the week or month ahead, and be a quiet spot in the house to focus when need be.
Make your Spare Room a Hobby Room
It’s easy to forget about your hobbies and the activities you enjoy doing when you don’t have space to do them. These are the things that make up a big part of you who you are, and it’s important to make them a priority in your life. An extra room is a great place to set up art supplies, a sewing machine, your guitar or drum set, or just a cozy daybed where you can read your favorite books and create a mini-library.
Create a Home Theater Out of Your Spare Room
Are there many joys in life quite as heavenly as a Friday night in watching movies?? We don’t think so either. And that’s exactly why the spare room with the least windows should be made into a Home Theater. A couple of couches or a big sectional, pillows, blankets, and black-out shades for the window are the necessities. And if you want to get extra fancy, a projector screen and an old-fashioned popcorn maker will make your spare room the talk of the town (or at least your friends and family).
Top Choice: Make your Extra Room Home Gym or Home Gym Combo!
We all know how hard it is to get to the gym amid a busy life. Having to get in the car and drive to a separate location is one of the primary reasons. When you’re wondering what to do with a spare room, think about making it a combination! With an extra room, and even on a budget, you’re able to load it up with a set of dumbbells, resistance bands, workout videos, or yoga mats, AND an extra bed if you want. Get great workouts done in the comfort of your own home and in any spare 30 minutes, you may have during the day!
Get Fancy: Make Your Own Dressing Room
Yes, we’ve all dreamed about this (or at least us girls). Use this extra room like an oversized closet and dressing room. Either install simple racks around the perimeter or get portable ones, a couple of shoe racks, and a giant full-sized mirror, and you’re off to the races with your outfit endeavors.
Create a Space for Entertaining With a Game Room
Of course, we’ve saved the best for last. We don’t like to take life too seriously, which is why the last suggestion for your extra room is quite simply, a FUN ZONE. Now if you have kids running around, sure, maybe you should be making this a toy/playroom for them…but we hope you don’t. An adult-aimed game room is so much better. Splurge on some authentic arcade games, a pool table, dart board, bar cart, and whatever else floats your boat, and get ready to host all the future get-togethers at your place. When you’re wondering what to do with a spare room, remember that it’s possible to make a combination of all these things as well!